Vallee de Chaudefour, Chambon-sur-Lac

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Volcano Nature / Park
The national nature reserve, Vallee de Chaudefour, is one of three glacial valleys radiating from the Sancy Mountains, known for its alpine flora and its sharp and dramatic dykes. A well-known dent called "La Dent de la Rancune" (Dent of the Grudge) and a well-known crest called "À la Crête du Coq et au loin l'Aiguille au Moine (Crest at Rooster off the Aiguille Moine). Come to this beautiful natural landscape for summer and winter activities, including downhill skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, fitness, heritage tours, and visual animations. Use our Chambon-sur-Lac itinerary planner to visit Vallee de Chaudefour on your trip to Chambon-sur-Lac, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Get a map or precise directions as the signs could be confusing at the bottom of the valley on which direction to follow to the top. Departure for the trek is from the parking near Buron de Chaudefour...  more »
  • We had a hot and rewarding walk up the Valle de Chaudefour a National Nature Reserve, so no dogs allowed, but we did see a French couple with their dog which left its mark on the footpath very close t...  more »
  • In a mountain range featuring commercial ski resorts like Super Besse and Le Mont Dore, we were delighted to discover this unspoilt gem of nature. In March there was still quite a bit of snow around, ...  more »